Goodwood Festival of Speed

BMW M8 GTE heads BMW squad.

BMW was represented by numerous spectacular cars from the past and present at the iconic “Goodwood Festival of Speed”.

The most recent BMW race car, which drove up the famous hill of Goodwood at the weekend, was the BMW M8 GTE. BMW works driver Alexander Sims delighted fans with the new GT sports car. In addition to the BMW V12 LMR, the 1999 Le-Mans winner, BMW Group Classic also fielded a BMW 3.0 CSL touring car and the “Wirtshaus” BMW M1. Dieter Quester and Toine Hezemans had celebrated a class win in the BMW 3.0 CSL in the 1973 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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The BMW M1 was in action at Le Mans in 1981. HRH Prince Leopold of Bavaria was at the wheel then and now: alongside Prince Leopold of Bavaria and Quester, Pier Luigi Martini was in action in the historic BMW V12 LMR. This saw BMW Group Classic field the original driver/car combination at the legendary hill climb once again.

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